Clearing System Event Log via iDrac

You may receive an error on the front panel of your Dell PowerEdge saying that the SEL is full and needs to be cleared. This issue needs to be addressed because the system may have an error in the future that will not be logged in the System Event Log. If the error is not logged, it may be difficult to track down future problems on the system.

There are multiple ways to clear the SEL. It can be done through OMSAiDrac, or from BIOS.

Clearing the System Event Log (SEL) via iDrac :

Launch OMSA from the Server Administrator desktop icon

  1. Click Overview > Server > Logs in the left pane
  2. Click Logs on the taskbar at the top of the screen
  3. Click the Clear Log button

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When prompted press ‘OK’ to proceed clearing the logs

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2 comments on “Clearing System Event Log via iDrac”

  1. bill Reply

    You must scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen to find the ‘clear logs’ option if you have so many logs that you have to scroll down.

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